CEC Atlas Map

Anthropogenic Biomes

Anthropogenic Biomes

This map shows North America classified into “anthropogenic biomes,” also known as “anthromes” or “human biomes.” Biomes are major global ecosystem types, characterized by particular climate and soil conditions and distinctive forms of life adapted to these conditions. Incorporating the significant role of humans in altering ecosystems, this map offers a new way of classifying the […]

Population Density, 2000

This map shows the population density of North America for the year 2000 in number of people per square kilometer. The data layer was compiled by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; and Centro […]

Populated Places, 2009

This North American Atlas base layer shows a selection of named populated places suitable for use at a scale of 1:10,000,000. Places, which refer to individual municipalities, are represented as points. Each point indicates the approximate location of a place, relative to data in the North American Atlas roads, railroads, and hydrography layers. The selection […]